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Diana Maurer; Chelsa Kenney – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
The Department of Defense (DOD) offers education and training to foreign military personnel--known as international military students--at United States (U.S.) DOD sites. After a student killed 3 people at a base in Florida in 2019, questions were raised about personnel safety at DOD sites hosting students for training. The William M. (Mac)…
Descriptors: Military Training, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Foreign Students
Melissa Emrey-Arras – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance, including college athletics programs. Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcing Title IX by investigating complaints, negotiating agreements with colleges to address concerns, and monitoring agreements. US…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), College Athletics, Gender Discrimination, Student Athletes
Cheryl E. Clark; Melissa Emrey-Arras; Robert F. Dacey – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
Over the last 3 decades, the Direct Loan program has grown in size and complexity, with over $1.3 trillion in outstanding loans as of September 2023. This program provides financial assistance to help students and their parents pay for postsecondary education. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review issues related to…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Risk, Costs, Guidance
Melissa Emrey-Arras – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
Veterans who received technical training in the military may be well suited to pursue degrees in STEM. The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to assist veterans with continuing qualifying STEM programs after they exhaust their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Military Training, STEM Education
Jacqueline M. Nowicki – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
In 2021-2022, Head Start served nearly 790,000 young children, primarily from low-income families. However, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) estimates that far more children are eligible than can be served due to limited resources, heightening the importance of targeting services effectively. House Report 117-96 includes a…
Descriptors: Poverty, Enrollment Trends, Low Income Students, Social Services
Larin, Kathryn A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the school meal programs that provide nutritious, lowcost meals to about 30 million children each day, according to USDA fiscal year 2019 data. School food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program must comply…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Food, Purchasing
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In today's interconnected world, many career fields--such as diplomacy, national security, and business--need individuals with knowledge about world languages and cultures. To address these areas of needed expertise--both at the federal level as well as in the education, business, and nonprofit sectors--the Higher Education Act of 1965, as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Employment Potential, Grants
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In 2019-20, over 4.6 million students attended private school. Many are eligible for equitable services--such as tutoring--under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These federally funded services provided by school districts offer critical learning supports at private schools that opt to have their students receive them. ESEA…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Districts
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) provides grants to open or expand charter schools. Enrollment in charter schools that received CSP grants grew from 213,576 to 1,380,530 students from school years 2006-07 to 2020-21. This report examines (1) enrollment growth at new charter schools that received CSP grants compared to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Enrollment Trends
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Bagdoyan, Seto J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In August 2022, the Department of Education announced that, to address the heightened risk of delinquency and default caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would provide up to $20,000 of student loan debt relief to borrowers who met certain income thresholds. Borrowers eligible for this relief were to receive up to the full $20,000 in relief if they…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Deception, Risk, Loan Repayment
Jacqueline M. Nowicki – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Students do better and stay longer in school when families are engaged, according to research. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to study parent and family engagement in Title I schools. This report examines: (1) the extent to which Title I schools made required parent and family engagement information available on their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Schools
US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) program provides academic and cultural supports to meet the specialized and unique educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students enrolled in public schools and select tribal schools. The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), within the Department of the Interior, contracts with Tribes, tribal…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Tribes
Locke, Dawn G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The federal government helps veterans pursue skills needed in the civilian workforce. Veterans Affairs (VA) created Veterans Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) to support veterans who enroll in high-technology education programs through VA-approved training providers. The act includes a provision for the US Government…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Employment, Job Training
Gianopoulos, Kimberly – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Over 2 million foreign students and scholars studied at U.S. universities in 2019, in many cases contributing to U.S. research. The U.S. government implements export controls to, among other things, mitigate the risk of foreign students and scholars obtaining controlled and sensitive information that could benefit foreign adversaries. The…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, Foreign Students, International Trade
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
About half of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding federal student Direct Loans are being repaid by borrowers using IDR plans. Some borrowers in IDR plans are now potentially eligible for forgiveness of their remaining loan balances after 20 or 25 years of payments. GAO was asked to review IDR forgiveness. This report examines: (1) how many…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
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